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U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney attends a campaign rally in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young
Fade to black, please. But not before you hit 47%
As the vote continues to come in, Mitt Romney's numbers continue to head south.

The tally is currently 50.6-47.9.

But that's amazing is that according to CNN, California is just 71% reporting, Oregon 75%, and Washington 55%. Colorado is 90%, NM is 91%, IL is 93%, NY is 86%, and so on. In other words, there are plenty of Democratic votes still waiting to be counted.

All of this doesn't matter, except in one small way -- if Romney's share gets down to 47.4, it'll get rounded to 47 percent. And if it does, it will be sweet, sweet poetic justice indeed.


10:21 PM PT: In 2008, John McCain got 59,456,814 votes. And that was for a guy with no money who generated no excitement and had crap for a campaign.

Mitt Romney is currently at 58,487,232. And that's for a guy with a shit-ton of money, and lots of allies with a crap-ton more money, who was supposedly generating a butt-load of excitement and had built an ass-kicking GOTV operation.

There's enough uncounted votes out there that he may yet get the million votes to close the gap to McCain. But really, this just goes to prove that he was a dick that no one liked, and no amount of money was going to change that.

Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 10:39 PM PT: With the popular vote margin approaching three points, let's just take a moment to note, once again, that THIS RACE WAS NEVER TIED!


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Originally posted to kos on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 10:13 PM PST.

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